April 2012

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Amphion Ion+ Loudspeaker

April 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Amphion Ion plus

Amphion Loudspeakers is a Finland based audio product company. Their loudspeaker designs take a 3-in-1 approach, including what they claim to be: perfect nearfield performance; wide and even listening area and; multiroom-filing live-like sound. Amphion has reportedly developed a new Ion speaker product, the Ion+ speaker. The Ion+ is a 2-way bookshelf monitor that has … Continue Reading


NHK / Panasonic 145” 8K Plasma TV

April 30th, 2012, In Home, by

Panasonic 145inch 8K TV

Japanese broadcaster NHK has been working with Panasonic to develop a 145-inch 8K plasma TV display, which has just been unveiled as an example of the kind of displays being worked on for the future. This is the world’s first self-illuminating Super Hi-Vision TV. It provides a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 / 8K. Larger … Continue Reading

Bits & Bytes – Digital Music Demystified. An Introduction to Digital Music Playback

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In the beginning, there was only live music. By 1877 Thomas Edison recorded a vocal rendition of “Mary Had A Little Lamb” on his phonograph and in time came analogue recordings on vinyl and tape. Today, we live in a digital world and though the last few years have shown a small resurgence of music … Continue Reading

Gato Audio CDD-1 CD Player ⁄ DAC

April 27th, 2012, In Home, by

Gato Audio CDD-1

Gato Audio has just announced that their CDD-1 CD player and D/A converter has now been delivered to their distributors and dealers. Gato Audio will be present at the High End Audio Show in Munich, Germany from 3-6th of May 2012. The CDD-1 allows direct connection of other source player devices through its asynchronous USB … Continue Reading

Denon DHT-1513BA Home Theatre System

April 26th, 2012, In Home, by

Denon HT System

 Denon Electronics has just announced the availability of their new DHT-1513BA Home Theater System, which is purported to be a powerful yet compact solution that combines an advanced Denon A/V receiver and amplifier with six acoustically matched Boston Acoustics loudspeakers.   Denon’s DHT-1513BA system features a slimmer, vibration-resistant chassis design twenty percent smaller than previous Denon home … Continue Reading

Denon 2012 AVR Lineup

April 26th, 2012, In Home, by

Denon 2012 AVR

  Denon Electronics, has just announced their new core line of audio/video receivers (AVRs) for 2012.  This lineup of AVRs includes the 7.1-channel AVR-1913 as well as the 5.1-channel AVR-1713, AVR-1613 and AVR-1513.   The AVR-1913, AVR-1713 and AVR-1613 feature Apple’s AirPlay, allowing users to customize soundtracks for their home by unleashing their iTunes music libraries through a Mac, PC or an … Continue Reading

ELAC FS 247 Loudspeaker Review

ELAC FS 247 Loudspeakers

When you think of Germany, you may think of marzipan, fine chocolates or perhaps luxury sports automobiles. Yes, all these top-quality products are made in Germany but this list would not be complete without adding hi-end audio products, including loudspeakers. German hi-end audio product companies include such names as Burmester, MBL, Audio Physic and Canton … Continue Reading

Sony BDP-S790 4K Blu-ray Player

April 25th, 2012, In Home, by

Sony 4K Blu-ray

Sony has announced that their much anticipated all-new BDP-S790 Blu-ray Disc player is available for consumer pre-order, as of Apr. 22, 2012.   Besides playing Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD, the new BDP-S790 is a WiFi enabled device that supports digital services from Sony Entertainment Network and a variety of other providers.  The BDP-S790 also has built-in 4K upscaling and delivers superior playback quality from a number … Continue Reading

NAD C 375DAC & C 356DAC Integrated Amps

April 25th, 2012, In Home, by


  NAD Electronics has announced availability of their new C 375DAC and C 356DAC.  These two new integrated amplifier models offer the company’s existing C 375BEE and C 356BEE with the plus of having NAD MDC DACs factory installed. The NAD’s asynchronous 24/96 USB MDC DAC, incorporated within the NAD C 375BEE or C 356BEE (rated at 150 and 80-watt per channel … Continue Reading

Pioneer SE-MJ591 & SE-NC21M Headphones

April 24th, 2012, In Home, by

Pioneer Headphones

Pioneer Electronics has just added two new on-ear headband headphones to it’s stable of products – their flagship SE-MJ591 audiophile headphone and their SE-NC21M noise cancelling headphone. The SE-MJ591 audiophile-grade headphone is designed for highly accurate sound reproduction across the entire spectrum, utilizing newly designed 40mm drivers and an on-ear design. The SE-MJ591 features high-quality … Continue Reading

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